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Kunichika@Mitate Hakkenden, Koga no Shiro

Item No A1-95-139
Title Mitate Hakkenden, Koga no Shiro
Artist Kunichika
Condition Trimmed,Foxing
Size 24~37cm
Price $152.72

Ukiyoe painter. Also referred to as Kachoro, Ichiosai, Hoshunro, and others as Betsugo. After having learned from Toyohara Chikanobu and worked on the drawing applied on the battledore, he became a pupil of Toyokuni -III-(Kunisada)">Kunisada I (= Toyokuni III). Produced many actor portraits to show his outstanding talent. In his latest years, he left many actor portraits with seven-tenths of the full length of the figure respecting the traditional format, also he invented a layout positioning an actor with upper-half of the body on a triptych screen. His creation features are an elaborate depiction in the subjectfs facial expression and taking a form of battledore.